Graduate Theological Union

Electronic Resources

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Theology & Philosophy
History, Art, & Humanities
Primary Sources, Manuscripts, & Incunabula
Dissertations
General

Have a citation for a specific journal? Use the e-journal portal to search by journal title. Connect from: On-campus | Off-campus

Quick Links for Broad-Based Searching

360 Search
A broad-based search engine, which allows you to search across all our electronic databases simultaneously (nearly 50) by keyword, title, author and more.
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JSTOR
A comprehensive full-text database used by millions for research, teaching, and learning.  The GTU subscribes to the following collections: Arts & Sciences II, III, V, VII; Language & Literature.
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WorldCat
A combined database of the holdings of thousands of libraries around the world (use for searching materials for interlibrary loan).
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Theology & Philosophy

EBSCO Host
Journal article database. Search EBSCO Host databases simultaneously or use the separate links (in the bulleted list) to search individual databases.
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  • ATLA Religion Database / ATLAS about this database
    Broad coverage in all areas of religion and theology. Also, use this database if you wish to search for journal articles on a particular Bible passage.
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  • Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
    Broad coverage in all areas of religion and theology that appear in journals from Catholic-oriented publishers. Also, use this database if you wish to search for journal articles on a particular Bible passage.
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  • Christian Periodical Index
    Provides indexing for evangelical Christian journals providing both articles and review indexing.
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  • Index to Jewish Periodicals
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  • Index Islamicus
    An international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. It covers their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literature.
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  • Philosopher's Index
    Considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews.
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  • Religion and Philosophy Collection about this database
    Broad coverage in all areas of religion and theology.
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  • New Testament Abstracts
    Topics relating to the New Testament. Also, use this database if you wish to search for journal articles on a particular Bible passage.
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  • Old Testament Abstracts
    Topics relating to the Old Testament. Also, use this database if you wish to search for journal articles on a particular Bible passage.
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Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
Sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, ARDA collects quantitative data sets for the study of American religion. The site is a place to locate data files for topics of interest, rather than a place to read the results of surveys. When you search under a topic, you can review the results on-line or save the survey questions to a "Question Bank" to construct your own survey. Connect

Australasian Religion Index
The ARI is an author and subject index covering over eighty religious and theological serials published in Australia or New Zealand and representing all religious traditions.
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Biblindex
An online index of biblical references found in Jewish and Christian literature, as well as in Western and Eastern texts of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, in order to renew the study of the interpretation and history of biblical texts. Connect

Digital Scriptorium
Image datase of dated and datable medieval and renaissance manuscripts. Consists of around 8,500 color images from the U.C. Berkeley and Columbia-affiliated libraries, as well as the Union Theological Seminary (NY) and the De Bellis Collection (CA). Connect

Globe TheoLib
A database that provides free access to documents, articles, essays etc. in theology and ecumenism. Connect

Guide to Social Science and Religion about this database
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Index Theologicus: Zeitschriften Inhaltsdienst Theologie Connect

InfoTrac Religion and Philosophy
Full-text journal article database with broad coverage in all areas of religion and theology.
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LSJ-The Online Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek-English Lexicon Connect

Out in Scripture
A lectionary-based collection sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, as a resource that places comments about the Bible alongside the real life experiences and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith and our allies. Connect

Post-Reformation Digital Library
A database of digital books relating to the development of theology/philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation period. Connect

RAMBI - Index of Articles in Jewish Studies about this database a bibliography of articles in Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Connect

Religious and Theological Abstracts (RTA) about this database
Abstract and indexing database with broad coverage in all areas of religion and theology.
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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Free, scholarly, and peer-reviewed encyclopedia hosted by Stanford University. Connect

The Text This Week
The popular ecumenical online resources that thousands of pastors and religious leaders use each week, contains lectionary, scripture study and worship links and resources. Connect

Theologische Literaturzeitung
The oldest and most comprehensive journal reviewing publications in theology and religious studies.
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Theology and Peace
Index to theological and other related literature that is relevant to research in peace and ethics. Indexes 130,000 titles by subject. From the Institute for Theology and Peace. Connect

 

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History, Art & Humanities

Art Museum Image Gallery (H.W. Wilson)
Access to thousands of high-quality art images and related multimedia, which draws on the collections of distinguished museums covering time periods ranging from 3000 B.C. to the present day.
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Art Concordance
From The Text this Week: lectionary, scripture study, worship links and resources. Connect

ATLA Collaborative Digital Resources Project (CDRI)
Woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coints, maps, manuscripts, and other media relevant to teaching learning learning in theological education. Connect

Bibliography of the History of Art
The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) is the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art.  BHA includes articles from over 1,200 journals.   Provided free of charge by the The Getty. Connect

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.
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OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)
A full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines.
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Picture History
Historical photos and images Connect

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Primary Sources, Manuscripts & Incunabula 

British Library
Includes a listing of theses and the Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts. Connect

CLCLT: Library of Latin Texts (CETEDOC)
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Corpus Thomisticum Connect

Digital Karl Barth Library
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Digital Scriptorium
Image datase of dated and datable medieval and renaissance manuscripts. Consists of around 8,500 color images from the U.C. Berkeley and Columbia-affiliated libraries, as well as the Union Theological Seminary (NY) and the De Bellis Collection (CA). Connect

Incunabula Database
Identifies specific titles among 430 works of incunabula, books printed before 1501 that are held at the Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Connect

Luthers Werke
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Papal Encyclicals Connect

Patrologiae Graecae
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Raymon Llull Database
Maintained by the Centre de Documentació Ramon Llull, at the University of Barcelona, the Ramon Llull Database (Llull DB) is designed to organize, systematize and facilitate the exhaustive consultation of all information relating to the extensive written corpus of this Majorcan author, to the even more extensive list of works attributed to him over time and on works by Lullist authors or bearing some relation to Ramon Llull. Connect

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Dissertations

ProQuest Dissertation Abstracts
Search for and view dissertation abstracts from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  Off-campus patrons should ignore the red error message.
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ProQuest Dissertation Express
Use this link to purchase dissertations available through ProQuest. Connect

Research in Ministry
Index to D.Min. projects at reporting schools of theology. Connect

Theses Canada
Theses and dissertations in the Library and Archives of Canada. Full-text theses in PDF format available for some documents. Includes Canadian D.Min. theses (choose keyword search for D.MIN). Connect

TREN: Theological Research Exchange Network
Theses and dissertations from 70 participating institutions. Some conference proceedings also available. Items can be purchased from the TREN site. Connect

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General Topics

FirstSearch
Gateway to many databases in a variety of subjects.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
A collection of reference works that can be searched collectively or individually.
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LocatorPlus
Search for books, journals and audiovisual titles in the National Library of Medicine (U.S. National Institutes of Health) collections, including PubMed and MEDLINE. Connect

Oxford English Dictionary
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RISS International (KERIS)
The RISS (Research Information Service System) provides access to more than 2 million journal articles (many in full text) published by Korean scholarly associations and university research institutes.
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University of California Press Scholarship Edition
Over 500 online full-text editions of books from the University of California Press. Nearly 300 of the titles are available to the general public; the rest are accessible to non-UCB faculty and students on the UCB campus only. Connect

Taylor & Francis
Offering a wide range of subject areas, T&F Online is comprised of multiple academic databases containing full-text journal articles and other relevant resources.
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